Late Goals Lift Coyotes over Red Wings

The Phoenix Coyotes scored with 2:40 left in regulation and again in overtime to rally from down by a goal and defeat the Detroit Red Wings Thursday night.

Petr Prucha scored to tie the game when the Red Wings led 2-1 and Adrian Aucoin got the game-winner.

Prucha’s goal came on a goal-mouth scramble that saw Detroit netminder Chris Osgood pushed into the net on the play.

Wings head coach Mike Babcock thought Osgood was interferred with on the play, yelling at the officials, “Do your f—ing job!”

Aucoin scored on a seemingly-soft shot from the right wing that deflected off of Osgood’s pad, then off his stick on the way into the net.

Detroit had taken the lead in the game at 7:45 of the second period on a goal by Brett Lebda. Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk broke into the Phoenix zone and drew the defenders to them on the right wing, leaving Lebda wide open when he jumped into the play and fired a shot past Phoenix goalie Ilya Bryzgalov.

The two teams traded power play goals in the first period, with Matthew Lombardi scoring for Phoenix with 3:30 left and Tomas Holmstrom tipping a puck past Bryzgalov with 20 seconds remaining.

Pavel Datsyuk earned assists on both goals in his first game back in the Detroit lineup after missing two with a shoulder injury.

The Red Wings went one-for-four on the power play while the Coyotes were one-for-three.

Osgood made 30 saves on 33 shots against. Bryzgalov stopped 25 of 27 Detroit chances.

The Red Wings continue their season-high five-game road trip on Saturday when they visit the Colorado Avalanche.

Author: Clark Rasmussen

Clark founded the site that would become DetroitHockey.Net in September of 1996 with no idea what it would lead to. He continues to write for the site and executes the site's design and development.

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